Tuesday, July 08, 2008

How ESPN's Fawning Sports Coverage Makes Sports Illustrated Look Like The Economist

Pulled straight from my RSS feed a few minutes ago:

Report: Favre sends text message to Packers GM

Now I know the Brett Favre-Packers saga has a lot of people's minds and hearts in it -- plus, football-wise, it's a golden series of stories -- but this is ridiculous.

And no, it's not just a copy editor's headline flub, either. Here's the third graf of the story:

But WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee reported Monday that Favre sent a text message to Packers GM Ted Thompson on Saturday -- and that Thompson's reply was that he is on vacation and the two men will have to talk later.

Seriously, guys, just because you have to cover the story closely until there's an outcome doesn't mean I need to read every second.

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